How To Make a Winter Pick-Me-Up Package

How To Make a Winter Pick-Me-Up Package

Julia Cho
Feb 8, 2010

It's been a snowy winter, and for those of us with little ones, the days can be long around now. We recently received this ""little sparkly doldrums of winter pick me up package" in the mail from a good friend. Inside were various pick-me ups for both me and my little girl. It worked! So, we thought we should all get busy sending each other these little packages...

What You Need

Sparkly tissue paper, blue tissue paper and wrapping paper
Foam stickers of snowflakes and snowmen
Little trinkets for inside the package


1. Go shopping! Keep the price low- we think for this package re-gifting is even appropriate. Ours contained a sparkly winter vest for our daughter that our friend told us her little one received when she was already too big for it. Our package also contained small tissue packages, tea bags for tired eyes, peppermint tea, an air freshener called "winter," white chocolates, and a book about snow for our daughter.

2. The packaging here is important. However you interpret it- make the package look like winter! And include a pretty card that explains your package.

3. Keep the theme going on the outside of the package by putting lots of snowflake stickers and snowmen on the box. Here's where your little ones can join in the fun- if they're willing to let those stickers go. Or you can give them a few of their own to work with on paper while you prepare the package.

4. Head to the post office and wait for your package to arrive and make someone's day!

Additional Notes: Thank you to our friend Samantha, a talented artist and mother of two adorable little girls, for this charming idea, and thanks to her lovely mother for inspiring it.

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